Are you passing through Småland on your motorhome holiday this summer? Take the opportunity to see how art glass has been manufactured since 1700 and try glassblowing! You can design and blow your own crystal bowl.
Many of Sweden's and the world's finest glass artists have been active in Småland. In the glassworks you will watch glass manufacturing, glass blowing, casting, engraving in glass and glass painting. You, and your family or your friends, will get a custom made introduction.
Time: 2-3 hours, 10 am - 1 pm or 1 pm - 4 pm
Participants: 2-4 persons (suitable from age of 15)
Price: 3.300 SEK per 2 persons or 4.950 SEK per 3-4 persons
Special offer: quote ”Daylight Premium”
Preparations by guests: Wear and tear clothes and shoes. Shirt (or equivalent) with long sleeves.
Reservations, email: email@example.com or call +46 (0)481-314 01 one week in advance.
Ref: Daylight Premium. Web: www.maleras.se
”We recieved two hours of instructions in the art of glassblowing with master Carlos as a gift. We spent some nice, hot hours in the Målerås glassworks! Under Carlos pedagogical supervision, we managed to produce some really nice work. We are proud and delighted to have been given this fantastic opportunity. We hope that many more will get to know glassblowing, it is a fun experience that creates good memories!”
Amateur glassblowers Irene and Bo, Huddinge
Målerås is - together with Kosta, Boda and Orrefors - one of the villages in Småland, whose development is closely linked to the art of glass blowing.
Experience the history in real life, learn about the present and listen to the plans for the future.
Under the guidance of an experienced master glassblower, you will try glassblowing! The activity is suitable for adults and children from the age of 15 (for safety reasons).
How can the simple ingredients of sand, potash and barium become something so spectacular as resonating crystal?
Follow the fascinating process from beginning to end with a private visit to the exhibition hall including the museum and the glassworks!
The price includes a "Kingdom of Crystal Pass" which gives 10% discount in the crystal shop in Målerås and in many smaller specialised shops in the Kingdom of Crystal.
If you are unable to fetch your cooled bowl on the following day, the organizer can send your bowl to your home address, freight cost is additional.
Målerås is a small Glass village with glass production since 1890. It offers many attractions during the Summer. More information about the Kingdom of Crystal - shops, exhibitions and museums –as well as the village Glasbyn Målerås is available on maleras.nu, maleras.se and on glasriket.se.
Målerås is located in Nybro in Småland, on highway 31. About 30 Km northwest of Nybro, 60 Km from Kalmar and 60 Km from Växjö.
Pitches/parking overnight for motorhomes at the Målerås Hostel B & B. Remember to call Frank Fender, Telephone +46 (0)481-311 75 on arrival.